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    Elite Member milkman's Avatar
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    Default Earth Tools visit

    Wed. the 9th, a friend and I took a little trip and went to Earth Tools, interesting visit. They are about 125 mile trip and was worth the drive. I went there to get a PTO extension and have my clutch looked at because if I got a rock hung in the tiller, the clutch would slip, before the engine would stall before it slipped. I took the clutch pack with me and Joel saw right away that the lining had grease on it from the internal bearing leaking. He took it apart and the sealed bearing had leaked so he replaced the bearing and cleaned the clutch and put it back together. He knows these machines inside out and can do whatever it needs in his sleep. He sure has a lot of inventory and I got to see a lot of the implements that are on his website. They had just uncrated a new 853 and was putting the Lombardi diesel on it, sure is a good looking machine, made me drool.
    I have the 40" finish mower and sulky that I don't use much anymore and am working on a swap for a sickle mower. Joel has a guy that wants a finish mower so maybe will know in a few days how the deal will work out.
    If you're ever close to their place, sure is worthwile to stop and take a look.
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    Platinum Member farmerboybill's Avatar
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    Default Re: Earth Tools visit

    Hey Milkman,

    I sure wish I could get a chance to go down there. I've talked with Joel a few times on the phone and, even though he's always very busy, he takes the time. I'd hate to see how many hours he puts in in a week.

    Good luck on your swap. I just bought a 38 inch finish mower but now need to buy a bigger tractor to run it . Mama's REAL impressed.

    Bill
    BCS 850 w/ Kohler Diesel, BCS 735 w/ Acme diesel, Agrizeta tracks, 30" tiller, Berta double rotary plow, Berta 33" 2 stage snow blower, 18 inch combined ridger, Caravaggi BIO90 chipper, Bellon 32"rough cut mower, Caravaggi stump grinder, BCS 59" duplex mower, Pallidino 20" flail mower, Ravenna trailer, trencher, 2 way plow, ridger,

    John Deere B, 60, 4430 open station, 4430 SGB, 4840, 317 skid steer, and all the implements to work 'em

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    Elite Member milkman's Avatar
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    Default Re: Earth Tools visit

    I wish I had got some pictures while I was there, when I go back, I will see if they will let me get pics of the place. The larger models work well with a mower and the individual wheel brakes make turning a breeze, especially with the sulky. Joel sure has some good looking 853s there, wish I was younger so I could wear one of those out, especially one with the diesel.
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